Best New Restaurants of 2017
Myrtle Beach has slowly acquired bigger and bolder restaurants (e.g., Dave & Buster’s, Wahlburgers) and smaller, local spots (e.g., About Thyme, Cruisin’ Cuisine) throughout the past year. Each one differentiating itself from the abundant buffets that have been so popular along the Grand Strand. From pancake lodges to oceanfront dining and adult-arcades to hippie donut shops, this list covers a large scope of food options that will be sure to fill anyone’s appetite.
Looking for a new dining experience? Let this list, the Grand Strand’s Best New Restaurants of 2017, lead your tastebuds to happiness.
Dave & Buster’s may be more attraction than it is restaurant, but you’d be surprised by how delicious their menu options are. With plenty of shareables, appetizers and mouth-watering entrees, it’s hard to go wrong at Dave & Buster’s. Did we mention arcade games? From zombies to superheroes, the assortment of arcade games at Dave & Buster’s is impressive. There’s also weekly specials like Half-Price Games Wednesday and the Eat and Play Combo. And don’t forget the wall-to-wall TV’s!
1320 Celebrity Cir #195, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Wahlburgers is, not surprisingly, focused on the family value of sharing a meal with loved ones. And with Wahlberg family recipes like Mom’s Sloppy Joe or Mac ‘N Cheese with Smoked Bacon, it’s easy to see that the memories made at Wahlburger’s are just as important as the delicious food they serve.
Carolina Ale House
2915 Hollywood Dr, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
Do you enjoy a sports, beer and food? Then Carolina Ale House is your new go-to for the big game. With over 60 beers on tap and an extensive menu featuring burgers, tacos, pizza, wings and so much more, you can’t go wrong with Carolina Ale House.
1580 Highway 17 North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Hickory Tavern, which opened in North Myrtle Beach in December, is a fantastic spot for lunch, dinner and nearly all of the above for a great dining experience. Enjoy an assortment of handheld food options, B.Y.O.B. Salads, Tavern Specialties and Wings & Tenders. With weekly specials and live music, Hickory Tavern will definitely please your appetite.
Cruisin’ Cuisine, located in the Windy Hill area of North Myrtle Beach, offers an eclectic assortment of mouth-watering, and aptly named, Classic and Signature Cruisers, like their award winning Awakend Bacon and Herman Meunster cruiser sandwiches. Or give the I’m no Chicken! Salad and the Jaws…eat him B4 he eats YOU cruisers a taste!
Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen
1202 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
Home-cooked meals are on a an echelon of meals on their own. And home-cooked southern dishes are what Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen do so well. There’s no single plate-per-person here; for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you choose a delicious and hearty serving of dishes that feeds your whole group. Chicken and waffles, butter pancakes and chicken pot pie are just a few of the delicious choices you have to choose from.
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom
For over 40 years Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom has kept up with delicious craft beers and awesome food, and now, they’ve made Garden City a new home. The recently opened taproom has a revolving door of the newest and best brews as well as over 70 mainstay draft brews! Old Chicago also offers Classic and Signature Recipe pizzas, Specialty Calzones, Taproom Mac N’ Cheese, Burgers and Sandwiches and more.
Flapjack's Pancake Cabin
What started as a pancake house in a log cabin in the woods of Tennessee has now hiked its way to Garden City. Opening towards the end of 2016, Flapjack’s Pancake House will be new to visitors of the area. Serving both breakfast and lunch, Flapjack’s is renowned for their Southern Pecan Pancakes, and their Sticky Bun Pancakes, with cinnamon swirled with pecan and topped with creamy icing.
About Thyme Oceanfront Cafe & Cocktails
Located in North Myrtle Beach, About Thyme serves fresh cocktails and offers a eclectic assortment of breakfast and lunch options, all with an oceanfront view. Breakfast, featuring Breakfast Sandwiches and Omelets, is served all day long. Lunch begins serving at 11:30 a.m. and features sandwiches, paninis and salads, among other options. Happy Hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Riptydz, set to open on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk this year, is set on creating a one of a kind dining experience for oceanfront diners. Riptydz will be part restaurant, part beach-front bar, and part nightclub, bringing a new experience to the Boardwalk. Fresh seafood, prime steaks and fresh local favorites will be the primary food options at this oceanfront restaurant. Be sure to be on the look out for a grand opening date.
Peace, Love and Little Donuts
This new donut shop, which uses only the ‘hippest’ ingredients, will be coming to the Market Commons in the near future. What started in Pittsburgh as a ‘hippie’ donut destination, this tie-dye-loving donut shop will travel down south to spread the peace, love and some delicious donuts, including Groovy, Far Out and Funkadelic options like Saigon Cinnamon, Mocha and Maple Bacon.
Oceanside 74 Restaurant & Lounge
Located at the Sand Dunes Resort in Myrtle Beach, Oceanside 74 Restaurant & Lounge is a classic beachfront bar and restaurant. Their menu features an eclectic assortment of seafood, burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads, and appetizers. You’re definitely not going to want to miss their pineapple drinks, like the Frozen Margarita Pineapple, the Pina Colada Pineapple, or signature rum punch in souvenir tiki glasses.
Although not new to the area, the Tilted Kilt recently relocated just across the street from Broadway at the Beach on 21st Ave. N. in Myrtle Beach. The Kilt offers numerous bar food staples, like their World Famous Wings, Pub Pretzels, Classic Fish & Chips, among others, as well as soups, salads, sandwiches. And don’t forget their extensive selection of wine, cocktails and spirits, as well as 28 beers on tap.
Named after his mother’s affinity for blueberry dishes and desserts, Chef Evi of Blueberry’s Grill made it his goal to create his own restaurant and serve delicious food to residents and visitors of the Grand Strand. Blueberry’s features a menu of all day breakfast options and lunch meals. Try one of the Blueberry Favorites, like the Blueberry Monte Cristo Sandwich, the Cheezo Rizo with Portugal chorizo, fresh tomatoes, spinach, cheddar cheese, and cilantro, or The Village Burrito. Blueberry’s also serves specialty drinks like Mojitos and Bloody Mary’s.